Former Goa tourism minister Dilip Parulekar of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday appeared before the Mapusa Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) Shantashri Kudchadkar in the Serula Comunidade cheating and land grab case. Mr. Parulekar and the two other accused — Peter Martins, the then attorney of Comunidade of Serula, and Irene Sequeira, then administrator of Comunidade of Bardez were released on a surety and bond of ₹10000, with the case adjourned to September 4.Comunidade is a village land commune inherited by Goa, an erstwhile Portuguese colony.Justice C.V. Bhadang of the Bombay High Court on June 22 had directed the trio to face trial for offences under Sections 119, 120, 420 read with 120-B of the Indian Penal Code.On a petition filed by Advocate Aires Rodrigues, the Mapusa JMFC on January 16, 2014 had directed the Porvorim Police in north Goa to register an FIR against Mr. Parulekar, Mr. Martins and Ms. Sequeira for the same.Mr. Rodrigues in his complaint had said that a prime land at Porvorim near here was given away to Mr. Parulekar without any auction and without following the procedure under the Code of Comunidade and that the whole intention was to fraudulently facilitate the doling out of prime Comunidade land to the then Minister.
With the Twenty20 title already in his kitty, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday said he wants to lift the upcoming ICC World Cup in the sub-continent as the coveted trophy is the ultimate dream of every cricketer.India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. APDhoni, under whose leadership India won the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup in 2008, said his burning desire is to see India capture the trophy for its fans.”Every one of us in the India dressing room wants to lift that cup, not only for ourselves, but also for the billions of fans we have around the globe. It is not a surprise to me as it doesn’t get any bigger than the World Cup.”It is the ultimate dream of every cricketer to represent his country in this competition and win the trophy at least once in his career. It will require a lot of hard work, self belief and also a positive approach which Team India is capable of displaying at the highest level,” Dhoni said during a promotional ICC event in Cape Town to mark the 50-day countdown celebrations of the mega-event starting next month.With little more than a month to go for the tournament, Dhoni said he can feel the buzz around him.”With just 50 days remaining before we launch our campaign to win the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, I can clearly feel and sense the tremendous excitement which is gripping the cricket fraternity,” he said.Commenting on his side’s preparations for the World Cup, the wicket-keeper batsman said: “I’m happy with our preparations so far as we have gelled well, we have backed each other all the way and have played some excellent cricket lately.advertisement”But we are also aware that we need to peak at the right time and maintain a winning momentum as the competition will be tough and every team will enter the event fancying its chances.””Each team and match will bring a fresh challenge and we will have to play to our potential every time we take the field,” he added.The charismatic India captain urged the spectators to play their part in making the event the most successful ever.”I also take this opportunity to urge the India public and spectators to support the tournament and all the teams taking part in it. I would love to see every stadium packed to capacity even when we are not playing,” Dhoni said.”With billions of eyes following the World Cup on television, this would be another great opportunity for us to showcase our love and passion for this great sport. Let us all unite and make the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 in the subcontinent the best ever,” he added.The tournament begins in Mirpur, Dhaka, on February 19 with the India taking on co-hosts Bangladesh in the opener.During the event at the picturesque and world famous V&A Waterfront in Cape Town on Saturday evening, the World Cup trophy was put on display and an official promotional film was revealed to celebrate the arrival of the game’s flagship event.Among others present at the occassion were ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat, South Africa captain Graeme Smith and Western Cape Premier Helen Zille.South Africa captain Graeme Smith, whose side opens its campaign against two-time champions West Indies in New Delhi on February 24, said: “I can’t believe that the World Cup is only 50 days away! The spectacular way that 50 days to the World Cup was marked is a pointer to the magnitude of the event.””As a unit, we are looking to make sure we head into the showpiece with the best preparation possible. The five-match ODI series against India starting on January 12 will be our last chance to make sure we are fully prepared and we hope to bring home the silverware,” Smith said.ICC chief Lorgat said he was delighted to see the interest and excitement amongst the players and followers of the game for the tournament.”With 50 days to go before cricket’s flagship event starts, key players are starting to think and talk a lot more about the World Cup. The players will soon start with their World Cup focus and preparation and the related anticipation across the world will escalate with each passing day,” Lorgat said.Lorgat also urged all the three host countries — India, Sri Lanka Bangladesh — to step up their preparations and complete all the infrastructure work in time to successfully stage a world-class event.”We must do our utmost to complete all the necessary work to deliver another memorable event,” he added.advertisementLorgat also thanked the host countries and ICC’s commercial partners for their excellent work to date.With inputs from PTI
Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening School teacher and Muay Thai proponent, Hee (left) with head coach Eugene Gan. Photos: Gracie HeeBefore 2014, Gracie Hee would never imagine herself kicking and punching her way to winning Muay Thai competitions.Today, the primary school teacher in Kuantan is so passionate about the sport that she is a coach and serious contender.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Together, Hee and head coach Gan aim to get the sport more recognized and accepted in the community.“We want our community to live a healthy lifestyle and we hope to share the many benefits of Muay Thai with all,” says Hee.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “A person’s reflexes and co-ordination will also get better in time. Muay Thai will train your endurance in the sport, mentally and physically. This is a high-intensity sport that has been proven very effective for losing weight, of course with the right diet too,” says Hee, adding that there are usually crossfit workouts, bodyweight exercises and stretching exercises at the end of the class.The sport, she emphasizes, is suitable for both genders and various age groups. The youngest student at her gym is five years old while the oldest is a woman of 60.“The culture and tradition behind this sport also teaches a person to be humble and respectful. It has helped me to make friends and connect with so many people worldwide. Everyone is like a family to you in this sport,” she enthuses.Hee strongly believes the sport is an important skill for women to learn.“Muay Thai is very relevant to women as an art of self-defense. The basics of Muay Thai teach one how to attack and defend, which is very helpful when we are in a tricky situation and need to defend ourselves.“For instance, now I won’t freak out and panic if I were put in a dangerous situation because I know I have the ability to protect myself. I know how to stay calm and think of a solution. I know what my strengths are, and Muay Thai training has definitely improved my reflexes, agility and stamina.”Currently, Hee is committed to promoting the art to more women in the coastal city of Kuantan.“I believe that Muay Thai can not only make women feel stronger but actually be stronger. It’s time to change the stereotyping in sports where Muay Thai is categorized as a bloody, brutal and aggressive sport for males only.“This is true if we look back at the history of Muay Thai when it was not a sport yet. It was used for self-defense by Thai warriors in the battlefield.“However, in our modern society, it has been modified into a sport. With rules and regulations introduced, Muay Thai has become a very safe sport worldwide. It has also been made a part of self-defense and fitness programs.” “As time passed, the head coach Eugene Gan discovered that I had a talent in the sport. With more hard work, passion, dedication and discipline, I ventured into competitions and started helping to coach in classes,” shares Hee, who holds a Bachelor of Education (Tesol) from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.Today, Hee readily sings the praises of Muay Thai for its many benefits.“You get to live a healthy lifestyle, make friends and learn self-defense. Muay Thai training can be very versatile. There are so many types of Muay Thai training. It is not only a competitive combat sport where you must enter a ring and compete,” she says.Muay Thai is also a very unique sport as it combines a lot of elements to promote better fitness, says Hee.“Muay Thai will improve a person’s cardio and stamina through pad work and bag work. It also improves a person’s flexibility where there is a lot of hip rotation in executing the techniques, including punching, elbows, knee techniques and kicks.ADVERTISEMENT Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid MOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Behind Karl-Anthony Towns’ huge night, Minnesota turns back Miami LATEST STORIES “Muay Thai has changed my life. Even though I led a very active lifestyle before by going hiking, jogging, playing badminton, swimming and doing zumba, I had zero background in martial arts.“I never thought I would be able to be so involved in this sport to the extent that I am coaching and actively competing. Muay Thai teaches me that learning never ends despite your age,” shares the 28-year-old from Trengganu, Malaysia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionIt all started when she was first posted to Kuantan as an English teacher in 2014. Her colleague told her about Maxx Muay Thai gym that had just opened and asked if she was interested to try out the sport.“I fell in love with it immediately. Initially, it was more about getting in shape, exercising, making new friends and sweating it out. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion
Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Subplots galore in NBA All-Star Game Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “By the first week of October, we will have a six-lane access road from the nearest link in SCTEx,” said Perez, also the mayor of the Athletes Village and head of security service.The colorful opening and closing ceremonies, highlights of regional multievents, will be held at the new facility.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesFree bus rides from the neighboring towns of Bamban and Capas in Tarlac, and Angeles in Pampanga will also be provided.Organizers are expecting more than 10,000 athletes to see action in the Games, most of them will be in New Clark City, which will stage 20 events, including main attractions track and field and swimming. Coaches, officials and spectators are expected to number thrice as much when the Games are held from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11.Infrastructure developer MTD Philippines’ project director Rear Adm. Miguel Rodriguez said the construction of the facilities is “53 percent complete.”That includes the 20,000-seater Athletics Stadium and the 2,000-seater Aquatics Center, as well as the Athletes Village, River Park and bikeways and jogging paths.ADVERTISEMENT Urgent reply from Philippine football chief ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations MOST READ LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte The agency in charge of building the main hub of competition for the Southeast Asian Games in New Clark City later this year assured on Tuesday that ample access to the venue would be available for the influx of athletes, officials and spectators.Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) deputy director general Arrey Perez said that among the measures they are taking is the construction of a 12-kilometer access road from Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx) straight to New Clark City.ADVERTISEMENT World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Mumbai: Sounding a warning to their rivals, Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton on Thursday promised high quality basketball as they gear up to take on Indiana Pacers in NBA pre-season friendly games, being held in India for the first time.The two NBA teams will clash in back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday. “We love the group that we have and even though we are a new group, we know how to play basketball, we know how to coach basketball. It’s about getting our team to come together,” Walton, the former LA Lakers forward, said.”No matter who is on the court, it’s going to be very high level basketball because both teams know how important it is to us, and how important it is to the NBA.”Kings player Harrison Barnes also promised to compete hard.”It is our first pre-season game and we want to get into rhythm. This is a start to lot more pre-season games coming here (in India),” Barnes said.Marvin Bagley, 20, said that the team would treat Friday’s clash as a normal game and his aim was to make it to the playoffs.De’Aaron Fox, who is with the Kings for the third season, said the team will have to quickly learn and these games are only meant for that purpose.The Sacramento players, who landed in the city after visiting the iconic Taj Mahal, participated in their training session where they performed their usual drills.Kings’ Indian owner Vivek Randive said he is super excited to be back the city of his origin.”I’m happy to be back in the city of my forefathers. These games are a first step in a long journey. I fully expect these games will continue and hopefully multiple players will come out of India and play in the NBA. And hopefully, we will have more arenas to play these games,” he said.Basketball will be the second most popular sport in India after cricket. Of course, cricket is a national pastime and in the land of (MAK) Pataudi and (Sachin) Tendulkar it will be difficult to replace that but basketball and India are meant to be together. basketballindiana pacersNBAnba in india First Published: October 3, 2019, 9:46 PM IST
Motorola on Monday launched two new budget smartphones — Moto E4 and E4 Plus. The smartphones have been launched in the US and are expected to hit the Indian shores in the upcoming days, probably by the end of this month. The company claims that both the devices are designed in a way to deliver a good battery backup, and sport an outstanding display and advanced camera set up.Moto E4 and E4 Plus successors of last year’s Moto E3 and E3 Power. In terms of display, camera, processor or battery, the newly launched devices are reportedly much enhanced and improved compared to their predecessors. Both the Moto E4 and E4 Plus will be available for buying starting June 22 and are expected to be Amazon Prime Exclusive products.Here are the key features, pricing and availability details of the Moto E4 and E4 Plus.Moto E4Display: Moto E4 sports a 5-inch HD display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. The smartphone features an elegant metal design.Processor: The device is powered by a quad-core 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 425 processor.Camera: On the optics front, the newly launched Moto E4 is equipped with 8MP autofocus rear camera, while on the front the device features a 5MP front facing selfie shooter.Software: Moto E4 runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat.Storage and RAM: Moto E4 comes packed with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The storage memory can be further expandable via microSD card.Battery: The smartphone is backed by a 2800mAh removable battery.Pricing and availability: Moto E4 is launched in fine gold and licorice black colours and is available at a price tag of $129.99, which is roughly around Rs 8,400. The smartphone will be an Amazon Exclusive product. Will be available starting June 22.advertisementMoto E4 PlusDisplay: Moto E4 Plus is a little bigger than the Moto E4. The smartphone sports a 5.5-inch HD with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution.Processor: The smartphone is powered by the same quad-core 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 425 processor that is inside the Moto E4.Battery: Moto E4 Plus packs a massive 5000mAh batteryCamera: On the optics front, the smartphone features a 13-megapixel camera on the rear, and 5-megapixel front facing camera.Software: The smartphone runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat.Storage and RAM: The smartphone is launched in two storage variants: 16GB and 32GB. Both the Moto E4 Plus models are coupled with 2GB of RAM.Pricing and availability: Moto E4 Plus is launched in three colour variants — iron gray, oxford blue, and blush gold. The 2GB RAM with 16GB storage is priced at $179.99, which is roughly around Rs 11,600. It will be available starting June 22.India launch of Moto E4 and E4 Plus: Reports suggest that Motorola is going to launch the Moto E4 and E4 Plus in other select markets by the end of this month, and chances are that it might hit the Indian shores as well. Lenovo’s sub-brand Motorola launched the Moto Z2 Play in India last week. The company further teases that it is going to launch yet another device on June 21, most probably Moto Z2 and rumours are also such that it could announce the Moto X4 on June 30.
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 01: Sam Ehlinger #11 of the Texas Longhorns is tackled by Brenton Cox #1 of the Georgia Bulldogs during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 01, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)It has been a tough off-season for Georgia football, at least in the arrest department. Two more Georgia Bulldogs were arrested today, upping the total to six in recent weeks.This go-around, it is a pair of UGA linebackers. Robert Beal and Brenton Cox were taken in on a marijuana charge.The pair was released on bond less than an hour after being arrested. From Rivals:The pair were arrested by UGA police at 3:13 p.m. Tuesday with less than an ounce of marijuana, according to the online log.Cox posted a $1,000 bond at 4:08 p.m., with Beal doing the same at 4:21.Neither player was at practice today.Robert Beal and Brenton Cox are the fifth and sixth Georgia football players arrested in the last five weeks.Safety Latavious Brini was taken in in late February on a simple battery charge. He allegedly slapped a man in downtown Athens.Jaden Hunter, a position-mate of Beal and Cox, was arrested for driving with a suspended license on March 20.On March 24, Tyler Simmons and Tyrique Stevenson were reportedly involved in a bar fight in Athens. The pair were the third and fourth arrests in this string.After that latest incident, head coach Kirby Smart expressed his displeasure with the rash of arrests.“My concerns are the decisions that are made to put yourself in that situation,” Smart said. “When you go downtown you’ve got to behave. You’ve got to act the right way and be law-abiding citizens. That’s the expectations we have for our players, and to be honest with you, most of our guys do that.Now, he has two more players to deal with this spring.[Rivals]
Meet Phylloxera, One of Wine’s Most Dangerous Pests Watches, just as any other collectable, can have a cult following. The more out-there the design, the greater the obsession can grow. One particular cult classic could be spotted on a wrist from across the room. The unique design and shape of this piece helped put Corum on the map. The Bubble won the hearts of most watch collectors in the 2000s, seriously infecting some. No watch in recent memory, aside from maybe the Hublot Big Bang, has had many themed limited editions. Collectors scurried to accumulate such pieces like “The Royal Flush” and the “Dive Bomber” with their ornate dials and over-the-top packaging. When the hysteria died down, so did production. After a number of years discontinued, a battered Corum brand has made the decision to reinvent its cult icon, the Corum Bubble.The Bubble’s wrist presence is what makes it so unique. A watch standing almost as tall (nearly 20mm) as is it is wide, this 47mm giant bears a bubble crystal. This large dome crystal makes this piece the most recognizable piece in the more recent history of watch production. Keeping things simple for their rerelease, Courm has introduced three variations. Two of these pieces, the All Black PVD Bubble and the Vintage Bubble in bronze color PVD, are limited to only 350 pieces. The third introduction is the Skeleton Bubble. Always my favorite of the Corum Bubbles, this piece is great for displaying a movement through the distortion of the large bubble crystal. Considering Corum has been going through some tough times in recent years, the rerelease of the Bubble is a great idea. There are still many collectors out there that appreciate this unique design and will certainly continue to with the introduction of new models. With the Skeleton Bubble priced at $8,300, this is certainly for the watch enthusiast looking for a cool new weekender. The two limited editions are priced more modestly at $3,425. With their cult following and newly updated design, rest assured Courm feels as if they have already sold all 700 limited edition Bubbles. Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men 12 Best Seiko Watches for Men, From Flashy to Functional The Best Men’s Skeleton Watches — No Bones About It Editors’ Recommendations Seriously Cool Desk Toys for the Kid in All of Us
It is the mission of the Scout Association to develop good citizenship among boys/girls, forming their character, training them in habits of observation, obedience and self-reliance, inculcating loyalty and thoughtfulness for others, teaching services useful to the country and skills useful to themselves. Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen is encouraging more young persons to get involved in the scout movement.The Governor-General, who is the Chief Scout of Jamaica, pointed out that the valuable scout movement has helped to shape and to build character in the country’s young men and women for over 100 years.He was speaking at a public meeting of the Scout Association of Jamaica at the lawns of King’s House on Thursday (February 21).The Governor-General pointed out that young persons who participate in scouting activities “will be the better for it because the values that you will learn, the interactions that you have with adult mentors and you will be able to devote some time and energy to developing characteristics and skills that will last you for a lifetime”.“You learn through the scout movement to be trustworthy, you learn how to be loyal. You learn how to be helpful, how to be friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, how to be thrifty, how to be respectful,” he said.“These values are ones that everyone of us should live by and we would have a better Jamaica and a better world if we are all patriotic, honest, doing the best we can at all times, caring for others, working together,” he added.In the meantime, the Governor-General praised the leaders of the scout movement for contributing to an increase in membership.“[From] 2010 to 2012, we noticed that there was a decline in the membership of the scout movement but we have seen an increase… (I am) pleased to see us returning to seeing positive results in terms of our membership,” he said.Founded in 1910, the Scout Association of Jamaica aims to promote the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential, as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.It is the mission of the Scout Association to develop good citizenship among boys/girls, forming their character, training them in habits of observation, obedience and self-reliance, inculcating loyalty and thoughtfulness for others, teaching services useful to the country and skills useful to themselves. In the meantime, the Governor-General praised the leaders of the scout movement for contributing to an increase in membership. Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen is encouraging more young persons to get involved in the scout movement. Story Highlights
Kolkata: Fifteen live Tokay gecko were recovered from Dalshingpara in Dooars while being smuggled.Three persons were arrested in connection with the incident. The cost of the geckos is pegged around Rs 12 lakh. On September 15, the Special Task Force, North Bengal received information regarding the illegal trade of live Tokay Gecko. “At around 6 pm we rushed to Dalsingpara area. Seven persons were involved in a close bargaining by the road side. We surrounded them. However four of them managed to give us the slip and fled from the spot,” stated Sanjay Dutta, Range Officer, Belakoba Range and the Head of the Special Task Force. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaIn the wee hours of Tuesday the remaining three persons were arrested. Two bags were recovered from their possession. The bags contained 15 live Tokay Gecko. “Tokay Gecko (Gekko gecko) is in schedule I Part II reptiles of the Wild Life Protection Act 1972. The arrested persons and the recovered reptiles were brought to Belakoba Range office. The offenders revealed that the Geckos belonged to forests in Assam and were to be smuggled in the international contraband market,” said the Range Officer. The worth of the 15 Tokay Geckos is pegged at 10 lakh rupees in the local market and around Rs 12 lakh in the Nepal market, stated Dutta. The arrested were identified as Fagu Khariya (34,) Suraj Kharia (22) and Arjun Kharia (male, 24) of Dalsinghpara in Alipurduar district. They were produced at the CJM Court in Jalpaiguri on Monday.
Four stories in the news for Monday, Feb. 26———ATWAL CLAIMS HE BOWED OUT OF TRUDEAU EVENT IN INDIAA man with an attempted murder conviction who was invited to a reception with Justin Trudeau in India says he had a friendly relationship with the prime minister, and stayed away from the event to save Trudeau from further embarrassment. But the Prime Minister’s Office says there’s no merit to the assertions by Jaspal Atwal, who was convicted of trying to kill an Indian cabinet minister on Vancouver Island in 1986. Atwal was interviewed by the The Canadian Press at his home in Surrey, B.C.———POLICE TREAT ONTARIO DEATHS AS TRIPLE MURDER-SUICIDEProvincial police say a man killed three members of the same family — two women and one man — at their central Ontario home before taking his own life. The triple-murder suicide happened in Ryerson Township, Ont., a small rural community about 300 kilometres north of Toronto. The bodies were discovered Friday evening. Investigators said guns were found at the home, but that wouldn’t say whether any of the victims were shot, only that all four had signs of trauma.———NAVY SHIP SPILLS FUEL OFF B.C. COASTFederal crews are keeping a close eye on a 30,000-litre fuel spill from a navy ship in the waters between Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland. HMCS Calgary was sailing near the Georgia Strait traffic lanes when it spilled the fuel. Maritime Forces Pacific is investigating the cause of the spill, which involved F76 naval fuel. The navy said yesterday that it was too early to know what impact the spill might have on fisheries and local marine life.———MDS GET TIPS ON MANAGING IN-FLIGHT EMERGENCIESIt’s a call for help that most physicians worry about when taking a flight: “Is there a doctor on board?” What it typically heralds is an urgent medical issue, usually involving a passenger, which can range from someone experiencing severe pain or passing out to having a heart attack. For many MDs it’s an unfamiliar, and often daunting scenario. But now there’s a new set of recommendations aimed at helping medical professionals manage in-flight emergencies.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— Two correctional officers appear in Moncton court on manslaughter and criminal negligence causing death charges.— A human rights board of inquiry continues in Halifax in a case pitting the Disability Rights Coalition of Nova Scotia against the province.— Sentencing hearing in Halifax for sailboat captain caught with 250 kilograms of cocaine.— Chief of the Defence Staff appears at Senate committee on Canada’s national security and defence policies, practices and capabilities.— Senate committee considers the significant and rapid changes to the Arctic, and impacts on original inhabitants.— Sentencing in Toronto for Dellen Millard and Mark Smich, who were found guilty of first-degree murder in the presumed death of Laura Babcock.— Toronto judge to hear arguments about an appropriate sentence for a former top political aide caught up in Ontario’s so-called gas plants scandal.— The winner of the $30,000 RBC Taylor Prize for non-fiction will be announced in Toronto— Dangerous offender hearing in Edmonton for man convicted of sexually assaulting an Indigenous woman who was jailed to ensure her testimony.— Alta Premier Rachel Notley to release the recommendations made by the Energy Diversification Advisory Committee.— Sentencing in Lethbridge, Alta., for mothers who pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to provide the necessaries of life.— Criminal trial in Vancouver over the MV Marathassa bunker fuel spill in English Bay in April 2015.———
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (left) attempts to beat the defender during a preseason game against the Philadelphia 76ers Oct. 21 at the Schottenstein Center. Cleveland won, 104-93.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorWith the acquisition of former All-Star center Andrew Bynum, the return of coach Mike Brown and the first overall pick in the 2013 draft, Cleveland Cavaliers fans had a lot to give them hope.What had looked like a serious playoff contending team is now up for debate.The Cavs are off to a slow start this season, playing to a 4-7 record. They just ended a three-game losing streak by beating the Washington Wizards, 103-96, in overtime Saturday. With so many things going wrong, it is hard to see what is going right.Cleveland’s star player, guard Kyrie Irving, has struggled thus far this season. He is shooting 39.5 percent from the floor, a meager 35.1 percent behind the 3-point arc, while averaging just more than 21 points per game. To some people, these numbers might seem decent but in Cleveland fan’s eyes, Irving is held to a higher standard.Fans now question if the front office was wise in taking forward Anthony Bennett with the top pick in the draft. Bennett does not start, averages 11.7 minutes a game, just more than one point a game and is shooting 14.3 percent from the floor. Not to mention, Bennett missed his first 15 field goal attempts of the season. The possibility of Bennett being sent to the NBA’s Development League exists.It is early in the season, but Mike Brown should be on the hot seat. Brown was successful when he had LeBron James or Kobe Bryant, but has yet to prove he can make a team that has few big names. He struggled with the Los Angeles Lakers and was fired after a 1-4 start in his second season. Who is to say this isn’t a repeat of his coaching disaster last year? Without James, Brown has to find a way to get Cleveland back to the playoffs, or he will be another one-and-done coach.Adding on to the struggles of the ailing Cavs, team chemistry is at an all time low as confrontation has erupted in players-only meetings. Irving has also been confrontational on the sidelines, arguing that Brown should not have taken him out of the game against the Chicago Bulls Nov. 11. The arguments arise out of the Cavs lack of defense in the second half, as they have blown second half leads numerous times this season.There are some positives fans can see through the gloomy fog. Power forward Tristan Thompson has started to break out and heavily contribute to the team. He is averaging 13 points a game and nearly 10 rebounds. Point guard Jarrett Jack brings an exciting burst of energy when he comes off the bench, averaging 9.8 points per game.Although only playing seven games, Bynum has done well to contribute on the defensive side of the ball. For the Cavs to have any hope, Bynum is going to need to start putting up numbers on both sides of the ball. But with Bynum’s health and talks of retirement, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to start looking for another big man to play center.The Cavs’ struggles are relevant to their conference though. Just four teams in the Eastern Conference currently hold winning records (Indiana, Miami, Chicago, Atlanta). The season is still young, but a Cavalier playoff push needs to start now, every game counts.
Easyjet has launched a new service offering passengers the opportunity to pay to have their hand luggage put in the hold.Normally fliers would go to great lengths to avoid having their bag placed below, but the budget airline says their “hands-free” option is designed for travellers who don’t want to have to lug their bag round departures.The airline says passengers can pay £4 each way to check their bags (maximum size 56cm x 45cm x 25 cm, the size of an average cabin case) with a “priority” tag before going through security, promising they will come out “among the first” on the baggage belt at the destination. Staff at the bag drop will give travellers a small plastic bag in which to place any valuable and essential items.Easyjet says passengers can enjoy “the freedom of no cabin bag at the airport”, which, the airline claims, would enable them to pass through security without having to unpack their bags or be restricted by liquid limits.Are we witnessing the beginning of the end for free hand luggage?The airline said it trialled the scheme in France in spring, with 9,000 passengers paying for the privilege in just four weeks. It will now be rolled out to all the airline’s airports, except London Gatwick.“We’ve seen a fantastic response from customers upgrading to the Hands Free experience and we’re confident once you go Hands Free you’ll never want to drag cabin baggage through the airport again,” said Andrew Middleton, ancillary revenue director at Easyjet. Wheelie cases are slowly taking over airportsCredit:Getty However, the idea of paying to have your hand luggage put out of reach in the hold seems a little counter-intuitive, says Adam Ewart, founder of SendMyBag, a door-to-door luggage delivery service.“Easyjet’s Hands Free service may market itself as stress-free experience but in reality it will offer little help. Most that choose to travel with hand luggage do so to avoid lengthy drop-off queues and time waiting at baggage reclaim,” he said.“By using this new service, one of the only advantages of travelling with hand luggage is lost.”In addition to checked hand luggage, passengers will be allowed to take a “small under the seat laptop or handbag” on the aircraft with them. The issue of luggage has come to the fore recently after a study by Which? found more and more passengers are having their hand baggage forced into the hold because the overhead lockers are full. It remains to be seem whether Easyjet’s new policy is likely to reverse this trend.
← Previous Story Russian star Mikhail Chipurin joins US Ivry Next Story → HCM Constanta on the edge of bankruptcy Portugal and Russia won the gold medals at the Universiade 2015 in South Korean city of Gwangju. Portuguese male team beat Serbia 25:21 in the final clash, while the Russian girls outplayed host team 38:36 in the battle for gold medal.The bronze medals went to Switzerland and Serbia. Swiss students beat Korea 38:36, while a little easier job had Serbian girls against Czech Republic 23:18.
Mexico Day of the Dead Short URL Sunday 30 Oct 2016, 1:16 PM 19,438 Views Oct 30th 2016, 1:16 PM Source: Marco UgarteTHOUSANDS OF GHOULS thronged downtown Mexico City this weekend for a ‘traditional’ indigenous procession held for the first time this year, inspired by a hit Hollywood movie.The Paseo de Reforma, the capital city’s grand boulevard, was filled with revellers – some local, some tourists – taking part in the procession inspired by the opening scene of the 2015 James Bond movie Spectre. A clip from the opening scene of Spectre, released earlier this year. Source: YouTube/SpectreIn Spectre, the British agent played by Daniel Craig goes after a bad guy through a parade featuring giant skeletons floating among people dancing with their faces painted as skulls.Saturday’s parade – staged by city elders inspired by the movie – started at the Angel of Independence monument and ended at the historic Zocalo square. 6 Comments Source: Marco UgarteThe Day of the Dead takes place between 1-2 November every year, when Mexicans visit cemeteries to pay respects to their late relatives, bringing them food and drinks in a centuries-old tradition mixing pre-Hispanic and Catholic beliefs.Those taking part in Saturday’s procession said they enjoyed the fete, even though if it was imported from a make-believe world of celluloid.“The truth is, it turned out to be quite nice,” said Alfredo Nunez, a retiree who attended the event with his wife, adult children and a granddaughter. Girl scout Montso Gomez, 12, dressed as a “Catrina,” or skeleton lady. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesBeatriz Galeana, a Spaniard who now resides in Mexico, said she had been looking forward to seeing whether the procession captured the essence of the deeply spiritual Day of the Dead holiday.“I wanted to see the artistic work relating to the Day of the Dead,” which was rendered quite differently from to the traditional celebration, she said.Day of the Dead observances, Galeana noted, “have more to do with spirituality,” while the “parade is mostly about capturing the aesthetic” of the celebration. Thousands of people try to get a glimpse of a Day of the Dead parade at the main Zocalo plaza yesterday. Source: Dario Lopez-MillsThe procession is part of a series of events to run through November in the capital.Authorities were hoping the parade would give a boost to local tourism, which it appears to have done.Officials said they expect to rake in $52.1 million from the event, and that hotel occupancy was at a brisk 80%.- © AFP, 2016Read: 14th century basilica reduced to rubble after Italy’s most powerful quake in 36 yearsRead: What do you do when everyone else sleeps? Filmmakers want to hear from Dublin night owls Next Previous 1 / 7Next Share115 Tweet Email Mexico Day of the DeadSource: Dario Lopez-MillsMexico Day of the DeadSource: Marco UgarteMexico Day of the DeadSource: Marco UgarteMexico Day of the DeadSource: Marco UgarteMexico Day of the DeadSource: Marco UgarteMexico Day of the DeadSource: Marco UgarteMexico Day of the DeadSource: Dario Lopez-Mills Previous The procession tried to recreate the props and wardrobe from the movie, with thousands of volunteers dressed in skull and skeleton costumes, as well as traditional dress.Musicians and dancers representing various regions across Mexico performed along the length of the procession.Religious tradition By AFP Day of the Dead: Mexico City mimics Spectre scene in a return to tradition The capital city procession was inspired by tradition – and the opening scene of the 2015 James Bond movie Spectre. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: Dario Lopez-Mills” title=””>Source: Marco Ugarte” title=””>Source: Marco Ugarte” title=””>Source: Marco Ugarte” title=””>Source: Marco Ugarte” title=””>Source: Marco Ugarte” title=””>Source: Dario Lopez-Mills” title=””> https://jrnl.ie/3054607
The state announced Tuesday (Feb. 21) a new head for the office in charge of regulating alcohol and marijuana.Listen nowErika McConnell has worked in Anchorage’s municipal planning department for more than a decade. More recently, she wrote the city’s regulations for commercial cannabis businesses.McConnell’s new job as director of the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office falls under the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development. Commissioner Chris Hladick said her expertise on local regulation makes McConnell an asset for state administration.“She’s well positioned to take on management and regulatory duties of this position,” Hladick said. “She was the marijuana coordinator a while for the city, and I think that speeds up her on-boarding process as she learns the state’s regulatory structure.”The AMCO director has a lot of influence shaping the state government’s role in Alaska’s new cannabis industry. McConnell will have a say in controversial issues like on-site consumption and the legality of certain concentrated oils.Though many of the rules regulating marijuana businesses are already written, the implementation of those rules has raised numerous issues that McConnell will have to weigh in on. That includes decisions *about* controversial measures that are still in limbo, like whether or not to allow on-site consumption and legal disputes over certain concentrated oils.Shortly after news of the appointment, opinions from industry members were mixed.Bruce Schulte is the former chair of the marijuana control board, and has reservations over whether McConnell’s background will align with industry needs.“It is a fact that Anchorage has been one of the most difficult communities–really the most difficult community for any of these businesses to get established,” Schulte said. “And Erika’s been very key in that process, so I hope that we don’t see any more complication extend state-wide like what we’ve seen in Anchorage.”Schulte frequently disagreed about policy decisions made by the last head of AMCO, Cynthia Franklin, before he was dismissed from his position by Governor Walker. Schulte said he hopes that McConnell will bring a “broader perspective” to the office, which he’s criticized for being too top-down in the rule-making process.“I would hope that we’d see a friendlier interaction with the cannabis industry, and an AMCO office that’s there to help them succeed rather than throw yet more obstacles in their way,” Schulte said.Others found the appointment more encouraging. Attorney Jana Weltzin represents several cannabis businesses in Alaska, and says, in her dealings, she’s found McConnell to be tough but fair. Weltzin added, “she’s going to be hard on both sides — which is how it should be.”McConnell takes over as AMCO director on March 30th.
Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has participated in Independence day celebrations held at Indira Gandhi Stadium for the first time as the CM. He hoisted the national flag. Speaking on the occasion, Jagan said that power and corruption have mixed together like milk and water. He said that everyone must question whether to change the system like this or not? Also Read – A mother abandoned newborn baby girl in Chirala Advertise With Us The CM said that his government is trying to provide electricity at a cheaper price to the poor and the farmers of the state. He added that they had made a law that 70% of the jobs should be given to locals in the industries.The Chief Minister said with the inspiration drawn from Mahatma Gandhi and Dr BR Ambedkar, his government has designed ‘Navaratnalu’ scheme for the welfare of the poor. “In order to eradicate inequalities in the society, we have enacted to give 50% reservation to BC, SC, and ST in the nominated Posts and contracts,” he said. Also Read – Fit India rally held in Vijayawada Advertise With Us Later, CM YS Jagan received a guard of honour from the state police department. As part of the celebrations, the showcase of parade tableaus of various departments stood as the special attraction for the visitors. Earlier today, YS Jagan greeted Independence day wishes through a Twitter post. “Let us honour and cherish the selfless sacrifices of the freedom fighters and martyrs on this grand occasion of #IndependenceDayIndia. Happy Independence day!” he tweeted. Advertise With Us Let us honor and cherish the selfless sacrifices of the freedom fighters and martyrs on this grand occasion of #IndependenceDayIndia. Happy Independence day! 🇮🇳— YS Jagan Mohan Reddy (@ysjagan) August 15, 2019
The mother and daughter are jointly charged with the murder of Vaux, a mother of one, and with grievous bodily harm on Becky Reid’s ex-girlfriend Samantha Newns.Paul Reid QC, opening the case for the prosecution, told the court that both of her former partners were “subject to years of controlling, abusive, cruel and violent behaviour at the hands of Becky Reid.”Vaux’s autopsy displayed 90 external injuries, as well as multiple fractured ribs and severe injuries to both legs.These were believed to have been caused by “repeated episodes of beating,” the court was told.Reid was said to have forced Vaux to “go out begging,” and would not be allowed back into their home if she came back without money.The prosecutor said that eyewitnesses who will give their full testimony later in the trial often saw Vaux outside, struggling to walk and with “bruises to her face”.One friend described her as “looking like the Elephant Man” after one of the alleged beatings, while another said it was like she had been “hit by a bus”.Michelle Gartland, who gave a statement to the police after Vaux died, said she once saw Reid stamp on Vaux’s face using her “whole body weight”.Witnesses said that while she was alive, they saw a “gaunt” Vaux wandering up and down the alleyway behind her house in a dressing gown after being sent out of the house.“She would often be seen walking around the streets without shoes or appropriate clothing, sometimes in flip-flops and T-shirt in the pouring rain,” the prosecutor told the court.“She would appear to be trying to get back into the house, and it would seem that somebody within was refusing her entry.”Vaux was 16 stone when she first met Reid, the court was told, only for her weight to drop to half of this by the time she died.“The manageress at the local One Stop shop saw Lyndsey on the store CCTV climbing into the large bins at the back of the store, removing food that had been discarded owing to it being past the sell-by date,” the prosecutor said. Indian lesbian accused of murdering her mother for objecting to relationshipDisappointment for LGBT rights in Taiwan after gay tourism is boomingThese gay people reveal how India forces them to live secret double livesPINK NEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) A woman on trial for murdering her lesbian lover beat her so badly that she died with 90 separate injuries, a court has been told.Lyndsey Vaux, 30, was left “looking like the elephant man” after being repeatedly assaulted by Becky Reid, 32, and her mother Gillian Reid, 57, Manchester Crown Court heard yesterday. “She also saw her in the early hours one morning on her hands and knees collecting cigarette stumps from outside the shop.”The court was told that Becky’s mother Gillian said to one of Vaux’s friends, Paige Falla, that she and her daughter had been “trying to get rid of Lyndsey for six years” before she died in May last year.Friends and family repeatedly warned Vaux that Becky and Gillian would end up “killing her,” the prosecution said.Hours before she died, local resident Kevin O’Leary said he saw Vaux with blood “all around her mouth,” standing barefoot on the gravel road.Later that same night, another local, Mark Hoppley, said he saw Vaux lying on the road in front of his car.The prosecution noted that the witness “then checked outside at regular intervals, noticing each time that Lyndsey had moved slightly towards her own house but was still on the ground.“Then he heard a dragging noise and on looking out again saw her legs being dragged along the floor towards her house.“He could not tell whether she was dragging herself or being dragged by another person. The door to number 23 (Sydney Street) then slammed shut”.Sarah Fallows, a close neighbour, said that at 5:23am, right before a call was made to the paramedics about Vaux, she was woken by excessive banging followed by a scream.Robert Atherton, a neighbour, said he was awoken at around 4am by the sound of Becky Reid “shouting and ordering Lyndsey back to the house”.The prosecutor said that Atherton later “saw Lyndsey being brought out of the house on a stretcher with a tube in her mouth and then saw Gillian appearing to be laughing when she came out of the house.”Vaux died at 6.27am.Becky Reid also assaulted Newns, now 37, “about 50 times” over the course of their relationship, the court heard.The prosecutor said that Reid forced Newns to beg her friends and family for money, otherwise she would be beaten up.One assault allegedly stopped only when Becky Reid’s sister and her partner arrived, who told Becky and her mother: “What have you done to her? She’s stopped breathing”.Newns’ mother and sister said they did not recognise her afterwards, due to her injuries.Terrified, she left Reid, deciding that “enough was enough,” the court was told.The prosecution added: “Samantha Newns was lucky in that she managed to extricate herself from her abusive and destructive relationship with Becky Reid before she suffered the same fate as Lyndsey Vaux.”Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…
Motorists’ prayers came true when the price of petrol dropped in the past two months, but sadly the trend is over…That’s right, the petrol price is set to increase again in April.Although basic fuel prices are showing signs of further decreases at month-end, the overall price of fuel is set to increase because of the addition of increased fuel levies in April.This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund.The association said petrol is indicating a likely decline of around 12 cents a litre, diesel 18 cents and illuminating paraffin 13 cents.Also read: Update: Petrol price to increase this coming Wednesday However, it noted that despite these predicted decreases to the basic fuel price, the additional 52 cents to the fuel levies will push up the overall price of fuel at the pumps heading into April.“Even though there’s a decrease of 12 cents a litre to the basic price of petrol, the overall price will jump 40 cents in April because of the increases to the General Fuel and Road Accident Fund levies, announced by former finance minister Malusi Gigaba in his Budget Speech in February,” the AA said.The minister announced that the General Fuel Levy will increase by 22 cents a litre from R3.15 to R3.37 (7% increase) and the RAF Levy will increase by 30 cents from R1.63 to R1.93 (18% increase).Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite